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Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 2:00am EST
with america's national security agency. >> president obama gave a candid and personal act thursday, as ha announced a ground-breaking initiative. it's called my brother's keeper in the government to help keep young black and hispanic boys in school. the president made the case, drawing on his personal experience growing up. >> when i was their age i asway lot like them. i didn't have a dad in the house. i was angry about it. i didn't realise it at the time. i made bad choices. i got high without thinking about the harm that it could do. >> president obama said the idea for the program came in the aftermath of the murder. it will receive $200 million for the next five years. magic johnson, n.b.a., is one of the businessmen pledging to help. >> rain is expected this weekend, but it will come at a cost. the state is bracing for a storm that could trigger flooding in mudslides. mandatory evacuations are under way. 1,000 homes may be in harm's way. >> conditions are changing. we are looking at changes if terms of rain and snow. we saw rain across parts of california. thursday we saw a break, a
Feb 28, 2014 8:00am PST
reveals the national security agency and its british counterpart, the the government communications headquarters, or gchq, may have peered into the lives of millions of internet users who were not suspected of wrongdoing. a surveillance program codenamed "optic nerve" compiled still images of yahoo webcam chats in bulk and stored them in the gchq's databases with help from the nsa. in one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency reportedly amassed webcam images from more than 1.8 million yahoo user accounts worldwide. the program was reportedly used for experiments in "automated facial recognition" as well as to monitor terrorism suspects. a more accurate name for the "optic nerve" program may have been "peeping tom" because it ended up collecting a large number of sexually explicit images. according to the documents, between three and eleven percent of the yahoo webcam images contained what the gchq called "undesirable nudity." yahoo responded to the news by denying any prior knowledge of the program, saying the spy agencies had quote "reached of a whole new level of violation of
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 6:00am EST
every five minutes beginning in 2008 and shared with america's national security agency from yahoo. a growing number of asian people face a dilemma as their parents age, are they care givers or do they spend the parents to nursing homes and we go to a community trying to balance expectations while living in america. >> even on a weekend there is work for mary true looking after her children, husband and her 69-year-old mother who suffers from diabetes and deafness. together with her week-day job as a custodian true has a full plate. >> i get up at 2:00 and go to sleep at 5:45 i get up to prepare and get ready going to work, so it's a lot of pressure. >> reporter: three generations living under the same roof, that's a very typical arrangement for the families and endures for those who immigrated to the united states. >> and they take care of you and when you get older you return the favor as a way of thanking them. >> reporter: but maintaining that cultural mandate has become more difficult for families today in homes where both partners work full-time jobs so on week days true se
Feb 28, 2014 7:00am EST
issued by agencies such as the securities and exchange commission, the national labor relations board, they are excluded from cost benefit analysis otherwise required of other agencies. the congressional research service, bound between 2010 and 2012, nine independent agentcies issued 57 major rules, those are rules with a cost to the economy of over $100 million. 78 but none of those agencies monetized both cost and benefits in estimating the impacts of the rules. h.r. 899 codifies the principles of regulation in executive order 12866, issued by president clinton, and reaffirmed in executive order 13563, issued by president obama. it would also codify executive order 12866 requirement that agencies conduct a cost benefit analysis. h.r. 899 requires agencies to consult with the private sector prior toe promising a major rule. currently this requirement only applies to state, local, and tribal governments. in light of president obama's emphasis on early stakeholder input on the development of federal regulations, there is no reason to exclude private sector stakeholders from early consu
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